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Plastic surgery has kept on a steady incline even through the recent recession.  

It seems the need for happiness and loving your body is easier when you seek surgery than true wellness regimens. However, even some procedures may have lasting self-esteem effects that can't be discounted and thus surgery can be an option.

Top 5 Botched Cosmetic Procedures

For those of you have seen E! Now’s new television series Botched, you may be familiar with the top procedures that have gone wrong when going under the knife. The series includes patients’ stories of plastic surgery gone wrong. The price of beauty is high these days and statistics show that nearly 15 million people get plastic surgery every year. With that said, it is extremely important to do your research and consult with a surgeon to ensure a safe and healthy procedure.

According to RealSelf , an online community where users can share and collect information based on personal cosmetic surgery experience, the Top 5 botched plastic surgery procedures (which you may find alarming!) include the following:

  1. Asian Eyelid Surgery
  2. Revision Rhinoplasty
  3. Tummy Tuck Revision
  4. Breast Implant Revision
  5. Brazilian Butt Lift Revision

With the help of my sources at RealSelf, I got the scoop on pre-surgery consulting and what you should do before you go under the knife.

Schedule a Consultation: There you will fill out a questionnaire with your doctor to answer any further questions and understand the details of the procedure, including healing time.

Be Selective: When choosing a surgeon, make sure you do your homework! Look into their background as well as previous clients and procedures. Check out Doctor Finder on RealSelf to find the right doctor for your procedure.

Know Before You Go: I recommend reading "14 things I wish I knew before botox" on RealSelf’s forum to educate yourself and gain new insights on cosmetic surgery from clients.

If you are consulting with a doctor and perhaps considering a cosmetic procedure that is not invasive and has a lower risk of becoming "botched up," you may want to do some additional research on the Top 5 Non-Invasive treatments in cosmetic surgery and see if any are a right fit for you:

  1. Botox
  2. Invisalign
  3. Laser Hair Removal
  4. Braces
  5. Coolscuplting (non-invasive fat transfer)

But the real advice, is love your body the way it is. Seek healthy, low cost ways to change like diet and exercise... and remember it's not how you look but how you make people feel that they will remember most!

If you have any health or fitness related questions, please feel free to reach out on Facebook or email me directly at andrea@womensforum.com.

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